Definitions for describe
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word describe.
describe, depict, drawverb
give a description of
"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
report, describe, accountverb
to give an account or representation of in words
"Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
trace, draw, line, describe, delineateverb
make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameverb
identify as in botany or biology, for example
To represent in words.
The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.
To give rise to a geometrical structure.
To scientifically reveal a new species by technically explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other species.
The fungus was first described by a botanist.
Etymology: From descriven, from descrivre, from describo, from de + scribo; see scribe and shrive.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: describo, Latin.
I pray thee, overname them; and as thou nam’st them, I will describe them; and according to my description, level at my affection. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
He that writes well in verse will often send his thoughts in search, through all the treasure of words that express any one idea in the same language, that so he may comport with the measures, or the rhyme of the verse which he writes, or with his own most beautiful and vivid sentiments of the thing he describes. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
Men passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book. Jos. xviii. 9.
to represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out; as, to describe a circle by the compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle
to represent by words written or spoken; to give an account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as, the geographer describes countries and cities
to distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class
to use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dē-skrīb′, v.t. to trace out or delineate: to give an account of.—adj. Describ′able.—n. Describ′er. [L. describĕre—de, down, and scribĕre, scriptum, to write.]
To create using words.
They did describe how they felt and it was great to know they too were also happy and felt very loved.
Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'describe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2425
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'describe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2430
Rank popularity for the word 'describe' in Verbs Frequency: #93
The numerical value of describe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of describe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
OK, a few things here.First, the idea that the fact that Trump would describe a meeting with Comey differently than Comey has isn't perjury -- as Giuliani would like you to believe. It's a.
This is a landmark study that reveals new and unexpected insights into the mechanisms that regulate disease progression and severity following SARS-CoV-2 infection, in addition, we describe a new reverse genetic platform for SARS-CoV-2 allowing us to produce key indicator viruses that will support national vaccine efforts designed to control the spread and severity of this terrible disease.
We're running out of words to describe this era.
Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.
Ever since [my children] were babies, I've tried to give them the words to describe what they are feeling, they encounter a million frustrations each day as they try to figure out how to function in a world that is made for adults.
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- апі́сваць, апіса́цьBelarusian
- очертавам, описвамBulgarian
- descriureCatalan, Valencian
- popisovat, popsatCzech
- kuvata, kuvaillaFinnish
- वर्णन करना, वर्णनHindi
- 記述, 描写Japanese
- 서술, 묘사Korean
- beschrijven, omschrijvenDutch
- opisywać, opisaćPolish
- описа́ть, очерти́ть, опи́сывать, оче́рчиватьRussian
- opisivati, opisatiSerbo-Croatian
- opísať, opisovať, určiťSlovak
- опи́сувати, описа́тиUkrainian
- بیان کریںUrdu
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